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Summary: This morning we will look at this passage and we will see how one of the detestable practice recorded is parallel to the detestable practice of Abortion in our country.

"SOLDIERS OF CHRIST ARISE"

TEXT: DEUTERONOMY 18:9-13; PSALMS 106:34-41

INTRODUCTION

DIARY OF AN UNBORN CHILD

A. OCTOBER 5 -- Today my life began. My parents do not know it yet, I am as small as a seed of an apple, but it is I already. And I am to be a girl. I shall have blond hair and blue eyes. Just about everything is settled though, even the fact that I shall love flowers.

OCTOBER 19 -- Some say that I am not a real person yet, that only my mother exists. But I am a real person, just as a small crumb of bread is yet truly bread. My mother is. And I am.

OCTOBER 23 -- My mouth is just beginning to open now. Just think, in a year or so I shall be laughing and later talking. I know what my first word will be: MAMA

OCTOBER 25 -- my HEART BEGAN TO BEAT TODAY ALL BY ITSELF. from NOW ON IT SHALL GENTLY BEAT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE WITHOUT EVER STOPPING TO REST! and AFTER MANY YEARS IT WILL TIRE. it WILL STOP, AND THEN i SHALL DIE.

NOVEMBER 2 -- I am growing a bit every day. My arms and legs are beginning to take shape. But I have to wait a long time yet before those legs will raise me to my mother’s arms, before these little arms will be able to gather flowers and embrace my father.

NOVEMBER 12 -- Tiny fingers are beginning to form on my hands. Funny how small they are! I’ll be able to stroke my mother’s hair with them.

NOVEMBER 20 -- It wasn’t until today that the doctor told my mom that I am living here under her heart. Oh, how happy she must be! Are you happy mom?

NOVEMBER 25 -- My mom and dad are probably thinking about a name for me. But they don’t even know that I am a little girl. I want to be called Kathy. I am getting so big already.

DECEMBER 10 -- My hair is growing. It is smooth and bright and shiny. I wonder what kind of hair my mom has.

DECEMBER 13 -- I am just about able to see. It is dark around me. When my mom brings me into the world it will be full of sunshine and flowers. But what I want more than anything is to se my mom. How do you look, mom?

DECEMBER 24 -- I wonder if my mom hears the whispering of my heart? Some children come into the world a little sick. But my heart is strong and healthy. It beats so evenly: tup-tup tup tup. You’ll have a healthy little daughter, mom!

DECEMBER 28 -- TODAY MY MOTHER KILLED ME. prayer

B. I Corinthians 14:8 asks, "if the trumpet does not sound a clear call who will get ready for battle?" If the church doesn’t take a stand for morality, if the church doesn’t take a stand for the unborn, who is? That is why today we are participating in the nationwide worship service on the Sanctity of Life.

Now it is possible for the church to get so involved in every little social skirmish that comes along that it may then forget it’s primary mission to spread the gospel. BUT Abortion is no small skirmish, it is an all out war on the unborn, it is the brutal murder of precious tiny babies created in the image of God.

How should God’s people feel about Abortion? Well, how does God feel? Proverbs 6:17 reads, "God hates the hands that shed innocent blood." As God looks down and sees these innocent little children murdered, He hates it!!! And we as God’s people should hate it to.

Today we will studying a passage of scripture from the 18th chapter of Deuteronomy. In these chapter Moses is telling the people that they are not to be like the people who live in the promise now, they are not to do what they do, they are not to imitate their detestable ways. And one of these ways was, the killing of their own children.

This morning we will look at this passage and we will see how one of these detestable practice is parallel to the detestable practice of Abortion in our country.

I. THE SITUATION IN ANCIENT ISRAEL

The Nation of Israel of Israel was just about to enter the promise land. And Moses warned them not top get involved in any of the pagan practices that they would encounter there.

Israel new neighbors were devoted worshippers of an animal named Molech. Molech was a large grotesque beast with the head of a man and a body of a bull.

Did you ever wonder why these pagan people would get excited about worshipping an idol of a beast? Did you ever wonder why God would have to have Moses warn the Israelites not to turn from god and worship an idol like this? I mean what did this half man half beast stone idol have to offer when compared with the one true God, who had displayed power and His love for them by delivering them from Egypt?

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